Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Good Things

Hi ladies and gents!

I hope you are having a brilliant Sunday! I get to pick my husband up after a weeklong conference in two hours, so my Sunday is pretty good. Plus there is talk of Sushi for dinner this evening... Yum!

When I decided to write this post, I was going to talk about things that annoy me - the the headache, my poor health at the moment, the cleaning and so on. Then I stopped and realized that I don't have to talk about bad stuff: I have the choice to talk about the good stuff and therefore... here is a Sunday post about the Good Things! On thing I learnt over the last years is that we can't choose what happens to us, but we can choose how we cope with it and how we act on it. So basically reframing seemly bad things into good experiences! I try to do that as much as possible and focus on the good things: It brings so much joy and makes my life better in general!

So with much further ado, here come the good things of the last couple of days!

- We have a new washing machine! The old one broke and our savings aren't too fond of the new machine BUT my, I am! One, it now stands in our flat and not in the basement (we live on the fifth floor). So washing became so much easier! Second, it cleans better than the old machine and the washing smells a lot better now! Hurray! Oh and third, it was a wool program, so I see machine washes for my crochet works!

- The hexagon baby blanket is 60 % sewn together! I hate the sewing BUT I love that I can give the blanket to a little baby boy who will be born in December! The blanket will be well loved and this makes me happy - even if I curse all the sides which need to be sewn together!

- I can't help in the refugee home as I wish I could BUT I could donate a whole bag of yarn and several Cross your Heart and Heart Teddies! They have a weekly crochet and sewing date for the women in the home and they always need yarn! I am very happy I could do something at last and also happy that my spare yarn found a good new home!

- My health is not as good as it should be and I cannot do as much sport as I would like too BUT we got a juicer a week ago and so I can make myself yummy and fresh fruit and veggie juices which are good for my health too. I rediscovered my childhood love for carrot juice... my mum told me she had to buy carrot juice in palettes when I was a baby/toddler because I loved it so much! I certainly remembered why the last week. Yum, yum, yum!

- My life doesn't allow we much crochet time BUT it allows me some time and that is good! I got new yarn (with the pound being so weak, who could resist some new Special DK from Stylecraft Yarns? Certainly not me). I don't know exactly what I will make with the new yarn but I have several pregnant friends and of course I want to give all the coming babies a blanket! 

So you see: Life is good!! :D

Hope your life is good as well and you have many wonderful moments!

Take care and enjoy life


  1. Seems there is always some sun behind the clouds! :) But who were the poor things who have to carry the washing machine to the 5th floor? Ugh! ;)

  2. I'm sorry to learn that your health is not as good as usual at the moment. I hope it improves soon. Meanwhile I am cheering for all the good things happening for you especially the washing machine. You won't know yourself - I'm sure you will continue to be happy with your purchase. As a mother of 3 who does laundry daily, a good machine is worth its weight in gold. I hope you feel better soon. Feeling your frustration between the lines and sending caring hugs your way xxx

  3. You're right about choosing what you focus on, and I'm glad to hear that you have lovely things to celebrate, although I'm sorry to hear your health's not great. It's wonderful to have a new washing machine (I speak from experience), a great relief indeed. I wish you many happy washes! I've never tried carrot juice - I must give it a go.
    Cathy x

  4. Dear Anne I am sorry to read here that your health has not been so good and hope that you are feeling much better very soon! Your new washing machine looks great- lovely to have new items which help with all those awful household chores (I hate cleaning too!). What a gorgeous baby blanket-it will be much appreciated I'm sure! Best wishes Alison xx